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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged with 17 new counts under the Espionage Act for "unlawfully obtaining" and disclosing national defense information.

Massive attack on media freedom and free speech.

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  • 5
    just have a sleepover with Snowden in Moscow
  • 4
    It's the stealing part that's the real problem. That has nothing to do with free speech. Plus, if he'd given said stolen bits to an enemy during war time, he'd be executed, and deservedly so.
  • 5
    @monkeyboy Who then is going to release war crimes of military forces? Definitely not the military itself
  • 2
    @monkeyboy By the way, he wasnt involved in the stealing part as far as im concerned
  • 3
    Source : Wikileaks Twitter Handle
  • 1
    @rooHype Nobody. Because you will never tell everybody what corpses you've got in the closet.
  • 0
    @rooHype Actually, the military takes care of that themselves (to be clear, I am not saying that it is done perfectly or even remotely completely given the blurred lines found in war time). There are a couple of military men who were convicted for such crimes who are in the news lately because they are being discussed for possible pardons. There is a healthy discussion about each situation. One seems to be a miscarraige of justice, the other seems to have received a just punishment. But both are not cut and dried. "War crimes" is a funny term. Only the winners get to decide what it means.
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